More than 1,000 employees of the Transportation Security Administration are still waiting to receive all of their back-pay after the longest government shutdown in history, CNN reports.
During the shutdown, the TSA gave employees partial paychecks after hundreds of workers called out, many due to financial hardship according to the national TSA employee union. More than 1,000 of these workers have yet to receive the rest of their pay.
"Of TSA's 60,000 employees, approximately 1,000 throughout the country require some sort of pay correction," the TSA said in a statement.
An unnamed, “frustrated,” TSA official told CNN that Pekoske is responsible for the delay.
"The problems are with pay period 26," meaning the last two-week pay period in 2018, which was only partially paid to employees to try and incentivize them to stay on the job.
"It appears as though their effort to partially pay people screwed things up and they are still getting their act together," CNN’s source said.
CNN also obtained a partial transcript of a phone call held by TSA headquarters with offices in various parts of the country.
“Pay period 26 was the partial pay that we did and then the remainder of that pay period should have been a correction that came through the system once the funding was restored," Karen Shelton Waters, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Human Capital, is quoted in the transcript.
She added later, “Our timing ... could not have been poorer in terms of when we executed partial pay. We actually got approval to do that almost simultaneously with the time funding was restored.”
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